Off the Ground

by TOMBOi

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about

"Off the Ground" comes from a place of processing pain and depression; face to the dirt, scraped knees, bruised spirit. The song explores the experience of picking oneself up off the ground and witnessing friends struggle through similar journeys. Originally this song sprouted from the soil of Alex E’s life story—coming out as trans and coping with immeasurable pain and the inability to find presence in daily life. In the development of this song, something stranger than fiction unfolded. A worldwide pandemic has knocked us all to ground, forcing us to collectively enter into a place of deep introspection. Lyrics like “my heart beats for you” have unfurled into a love letter of sorts, sent through the ether to friends, family, community, and back to ourselves as we venture into uncharted loneliness. "Off the Ground" is a haunting echo for the times, for all of us learning how to find strength in the most vulnerable of experiences, with an upbeat melody to soothe the heart, and a groove to keep us dancing.

lyrics

my heart, my heart
my heart, my heart
my heart, my heart
beats for you.

my heart, my heart
my heart, my heart
my heart, my heart
breaks for you.

it tears me up
every time i see you down
it fills me up
when i see you pick yourself
up off the ground.

i can see it,
i can see it in your eyes.
the water falls down to your feet.
it's a big feelin'
when you don't know
where you're goin'
it's a big feelin'
when you can't pick yourself
up off the ground, now.

it's been awhile
since i've seen you smile
the kind the glows
and warms your heart.
it's a big feelin'
when you don't know
where you're goin'
it's a big feelin'
when you can't pick yourself
up off the ground, now.

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released April 24, 2020
Song Written & Composed by TOMBOi.
Lyrics by Alex E.
Recorded & Produced by Alex E.
Mastered by Eric Kaufman

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